Whimsical Folk Art Cleaver with Face

E83

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Fun folk art cleaver. Skillfully crafted blade that ends in a facial profile. Early aluminum handle. A great example.

A few notes on aluminum: Because of the complexities of refining aluminum from ore, aluminum was considered more rare and precious than gold or silver throughout most of the 19th century. First successfully extracted from ore in 1825, it wasn’t until 1889 that moderately cost effective techniques allowed general production of aluminum.

Because of the complexities of refining aluminum from ore, aluminum was considered more rare and precious than gold or silver through most of the 19th century. A pure form of the metal was first successfully extracted from ore in 1825 by Danish chemist Hans-Christian. Techniques to produce aluminum in ways modestly cost-effective emerged in 1889. – See more at: http://www.aluminum.org/aluminum-advantage/history-aluminum#sthash.lgMccWcB.dpuf

 

Because of the complexities of refining aluminum from ore, aluminum was considered more rare and precious than gold or silver through most of the 19th century. A pure form of the metal was first successfully extracted from ore in 1825 by Danish chemist Hans-Christian. Techniques to produce aluminum in ways modestly cost-effective emerged in 1889. – See more at: http://www.aluminum.org/aluminum-advantage/history-aluminum#sthash.lgMccWcB.dpuf
cause of the complexities of refining aluminum from ore, aluminum was considered more rare and precious than gold or silver through most of the 19th century. A pure form of the metal was first successfully extracted from ore in 1825 by Danish chemist Hans-Christian. Techniques to produce aluminum in ways modestly cost-effective emerged in 1889. – See more at: http://www.aluminum.org/aluminum-advantage/history-aluminum#sthash.lgMccWcB.dpuf

 

Date: Late 19th century.

 

Size: 13″  x  4 1/4″.

 

Condition: Excellent with expected use wear and aging. Great old untouched surface patina.

 

Price: $271

 

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